Update 1/9/12:Yes, Olive Garden Thousand Oaks is opening for dinner service at 4pm today. The first week and a portion of the 2nd week they'll only be open for dinner service, then they will soon thereafter they will announce their standard 11am lunch service. Their phone is 805/777-1744.
Update 1/1/12: Caught what must have been 50 Olive Garden employees waiting in line to get into the restaurant today in what I suspect was a new year's training session. Restaurant to open on Monday, January 9th. I've been told 4pm from a friend of someone who works there. Oddly still no mention on Olive Garden website as of 1/8/12. Guess they're keeping it a secret :>
Update 12/12/11: The time is here. Red Lobster is open for dinner Monday, December 12th through Sunday, December 18th at 4pm and will be open for lunch and dinner on Monday, December 19th starting at 11am. More information at 805.497.7729
Well here's an update on 2/28/16: Red Lobster announced it is permanently closed.
Update 12/2/11: Olive Garden is now hiring for the opening of the Thousand Oaks location! Apply at www.olivegarden.com/careers.
Olive Garden is moving along:
As mentioned back in April, there will be an Olive Garden and Red Lobster opening at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks soon. Don't know the exact dates yet, but construction is moving along. The photos below show their current status. These are 2 brand new stand-alone restaurants located adjacent to the Bank of America in The Oaks parking lot near the corner of Hillcrest and Wilbur.